Germany, Berlin

Leadership for Innovation. How to manage Creative Teams

when 19 September 2016 - 21 September 2016
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 490

This three-day workshop shows participants strategies and tools for creative leadership and post-hierarchical management. We explore which structures and processes enable teams to collaborate effectively and thrive in complexity.

Knowledge workers and creatives „work differently“. Members of the so-called Generation Y - young professionals who currently enter the labor market - want to have fun at work and make an impact with it. To implement innovate products and services organizations have to innovate their structures and processes, as well. Traditional management approaches and leadership styles are limited when it comes to directing and enabling creative teams.

In this three day workshop, participants are introduced to different strategies and tools for creative leadership. We explore which structures and processes enable teams to collaborate effectively and thrive in complexity. Attendees are enabled to evaluate different management approaches and choose leadership models that fit their organization.


Culture quest tour through Berlin to discover different management styles
Design Thinking as an approach to innovate and manage complexity
Post-hierarchical management for cross-disciplinary teams
Analogies and metaphors as a way to develop new structures
Decision making and collaboration tools for creative teams
Evaluation and analysis of corporate cultures and „new work“ initiatives
Cultural Hacking as a way to step-by-step implement change


During the workshop, we will visit different organizations in Berlin like start-ups, NGOs and agencies. With that culture quest tour, we want to compare and learn from different management models and derive insights for your own organizations. The coaches will give short inputs and use their own experiences in developing their own innovative company as examples. Mainly, participants will work in teams on specific challenges and hands-on exercises. We offer special team-building exercises and
collaboration tools that attendees can use within their own organizations.

Course leader

Dark Horse Innovation: The coaches are co-founders of Dark Horse Innovation. The Berlin-based agency develops user-centered services and products and helps clients to build and maintain a collaborative, innovation-friendly working culture. To be innovativ

Target group

This workshop is for young and experienced professionals, aspiring or serial entrepreneurs, members of Generation Y or generation X, managers or employees. Leadership experiences in diverse organizations are welcomed but not necessary. Participants should be curious, willing to collaborate with others and passionate about their field of expertise. The workshop does not provide attendees with specific
„recipes“ to directly implement in their organizations. It rather aims at enabling them to evaluate corporate cultures and working towards the changes that fit their teams.

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